Published July 14, 2014

Scandinavian partners praise high quality of work

Schibsted Tech Polska Partner Days in Gdansk in May confirmed the results of the survey: Scandinavian partners are very satisfied with the cooperation with STP.

STP Partner Days in Gdansk in May confirmed the results of the survey: Scandinavian partners are very satisfied with the cooperation with STP.

High quality of work is the biggest benefit of cooperating with Schibsted Tech Polska, according to a survey among Scandinavian partners. 

STP Partner Days in Gdansk in May confirmed the results of the survey: Scandinavian partners are very satisfied with the cooperation with STP.

15 different companies affiliated with Schibsted Media  Group now have their own teams of developers in Schibsted Tech Polska (STP). This includes the major media houses in both Norway and Sweden, such as Aftonbladet, VG and Aftenposten.

In STP´s partner model the programmers in Krakow or Gdansk cooperate closely with colleagues in the partner companies, for instance through frequent use of video conferencing. Colleagues also often visit each other – in both directions.

Scandinavian partners

But how satisfied are the Scandinavian partners with their cooperation with STP?

85 respondents in 12 partner companies in Norway and Sweden participated in a recent survey.

Asked to prioritize the biggest benefits of working with STP the partner representatives ended up with the following list:

  1. High quality of work
  2. More qualified programmers
  3. Colleagues who challenge us
  4. Easier to recruit programmers
  5. Low costs
Among tech leads and programmers in the Scandinavian partner companies “High quality of work” was followed by “Colleagues who challenge us” on the top of the list.

High competencies and skills

The employees in Schibsted Tech Polska are praised for their high competencies and skills by Scandinavian partners. Photo: John Einar Sandvand

The employees in STP are praised for their high competencies and skills by Scandinavian partners. Photo: John Einar Sandvand

Both managers, developers, product owners, designers and other roles participated in the survey.  Almost all of them are in contact with colleagues in STP weekly – in fact more than half every day. And only a quarter of the respondents had not yet visited STP in Krakow.

The survey demonstrated that they are very satisfied with their cooperation with STP. Especially the skills and competencies of the Polish programmers are praised.

On a scale from 1 (very poor) to 10 (excellent) both “quality of work” and “competencies and skills of the employees” are rated more than 8.

Very high professional level

Respondents were also asked to what extent they agreed to the following statement:

“The colleagues we work most often with in Schibsted Tech Polska have a very high professional level.”

Again on a scale from 1 to 10 (strongly agree) the respondents on average rated 8,5.

Cultural differences

Although cooperation seems smooth, partners sometimes observe some cultural differences.

Partners responded on average 6,2 when asked to what extent they agree with the statement “We never experience misunderstandings due to cultural differences”.

Maybe it is because there actually are some cultural differences between Poland and Scandinavia, after all?

Scandinavian partners on a fast boat ride together with colleagues from Schibsted Tech Polska during Partner Days 2014 in Gdansk

Scandinavian partners on a fast boat ride together with colleagues from STP during Partner Days 2014 in Gdansk